lash

A lash is a sharp slap or strike with a rope or whip. In some parts of the world, lawbreakers receive a certain number of lashes as punishment for their crimes.

To deliver a lash is also to lash: "I instructed the jockey not to lash the horse," and another way to lash is to tie one thing securely to another. The part of a whip that actually connects with a person or animal's body is called a lash as well. When you lash out at someone, you either hit them or attack them in a figurative way, especially through angry words.

Primary Meanings of lash

1.
nv
a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
beat severely with a whip or rod
2.
n
any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
Full Definitions of lash
1

n a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object

Synonyms:
whip, whiplash
Type of:
blow
a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

n leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip

Synonyms:
thong
Type of:
leather strip
implement consisting of a strip of leather

v beat severely with a whip or rod

Synonyms:
flog, lather, slash, strap, trounce, welt, whip
Types:
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flagellate, scourge
whip
leather
whip with a leather strap
horsewhip
whip with a whip intended for horses
switch
flog with or as if with a flexible rod
cowhide
flog with a cowhide
cat
beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails
birch
whip with a birch twig
Type of:
beat, beat up, work over
give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

v strike as if by whipping

Synonyms:
whip
Types:
urticate
whip with or as with nettles
Type of:
strike
deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

v lash or flick about sharply

“The lion lashed its tail”
Type of:
sway, swing
move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner

v bind with a rope, chain, or cord

lash the horse”
Antonyms:
unlash
untie the lashing of
Types:
frap
make secure by lashing
Type of:
bind, tie
fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
2

n any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids

Synonyms:
cilium, eyelash
Type of:
hair
a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss

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